Mind Sutra 4+

Copy Heart Sutra

QOOQ inc.

    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $7.99

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This is an app for copying the Heart Sutra.
Shakyo(Copying Sutra) has been practiced in Japan and other countries for over a thousand years as a form of meditation.
In addition to the meaning of wishes and prayers, it is also known to have the same benefits as meditation.
While meditation, such as Zazen, can take months before you are able to clear your mind of distractions, Shakyo or sutra reading make you reset your mind relatively easily, as some of your thought resources are devoted to write strokes and pronunciation.
As the Heart Sutra is only about 280 words long, it takes appropriate, 15 to 30 minutes to complete it.

Anxiety and frustration are taking over the world right now. We want mindfulness, but because of social networking and anxiety, calming and resetting the mind It's getting harder and harder to do.

Recently I took out my Zazen cushions for a long time since last time and tried to meditate, but it was difficult to sit down for even 10 minutes.

So I decided to rebuild the sutra app I created for myself nearly 10 years ago from scratch. As you can see above, sutra uses a certain amount of resources and it's easier to reset your thoughts than Zazen or meditation! .
It helps me to focus and regulate my mind, and I feel a sense of calmness right away. You will see it soon.

Writing with your fingers on your smartphone is not very comfortable.
So, I've devised an interface that's perfect for the iPhone, which is sometimes a stressful place to write with your fingers.(Patent pending)

Input is detected and automatically, so you can concentrate, without stress and at a good pace, without distraction from writing mistakes.

When you click "Start", the text and the sutra characters will be displayed. Gather your hands together, quiet your mind, and carefully type in the sutra stroke by stroke, concentrating only on the sound of the letters you are entering. If you are not confident about the number of strokes, please go to "Settings" and uncheck "Automatically move to next character".
If you are not sure about the stroke count, you can manually change the stroke count by unchecking "Automatically move to next character" in the "Settings" menu. You will be able to send text.

You'll notice that as you type, the clutter will disappear. Meditation is the same, but it takes at least 15 to 20 minutes for the mind to reset itself. The reason why the Heart Sutra is the best sutra transcription is that one set takes 15 to 30 minutes.
When you finish typing, you are automatically returned to the menu. The time you finished the sutra is recorded in your record.

What’s New

Version 1.07

Made some improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

虎葉山 ,


I have been looking for a Heart Sutra shakyo app that is actually useful. I hesitated to buy this one because of the price. Sadly, it’s no better than the free ones. It won’t teach you the stroke order or just simply let you select a kanji easily that you want to see. Why is this $7.99.?

Developer Response ,

It seems that you downloaded this app under a misunderstanding. 
This app is not for practicing kanji, but for copying the Heart Sutra. 
It is very disheartening to receive a low rating because of your mistake.

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